A new exhibition on formal and informal urban development in six global metropolises has just opened at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Following the same model as previous exhibitions Rising Currents and Foreclosed, six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners were invited to examine new architectural possibilities in Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. The Uneven Growth exhibition features ‘tactical urbanism’ proposals that each team developed in a series of workshops over a period of 14 months. Along with the museum exhibition, the Uneven Growth website invites practitioners from around the world to submit their own ‘tactical urbanism’ ideas.
Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume vis-à-vis the increasing inequality of current urban development. The resulting proposals… will consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.
Click here to learn more about Uneven Growth exhibition, online at Uneven-Growth.MoMa.org.